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Category: Museullaneous

Live at the AM: HumanNature Series – Deborah Bird Rose

In this podcast, Deborah Bird Rose (UNSW) examines how humans, animals and the landscape intersect in the face of environmental crisis.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 May 2018

Treasures podcast ep 8: Life in the freezer

In our final episode, Charles and Kim uncover the stories behind objects used in Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expeditions. 

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2018

Treasures podcast ep 7: The platypus rug and the lyre bird

Kim McKay and Charles Wooley ponder the beautiful platypus rug and what it tells us about the changing attitudes towards our native fauna.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 6: The pestle that changed the world

The influence of this simple stone object stretched all the way to the Pacific, where this story takes a sudden, violent twist.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 5: The last tiger

Charles Wooley reveals the tragic tale of the death of the last wild thylacine.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 4: The strange obsessions of Australia’s greatest crab collector

In the 1940s, naturalist Mel Ward created the Gallery of Natural History and Native Art in the Blue Mountains, exhibiting some 25,000 crabs.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Apr 2018

Treasures podcast ep 3: Charles Darwin and the curator’s chair

In 1874, Museum Curator Gerard Krefft espoused Darwin’s theory of evolution. The Board of Trustees were less than impressed.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Mar 2018

Treasures podcast ep 2: The great gold nugget and the cricket stumps

In the early 1800s, Sydney was the kind of town where you might win and lose your fortune in a single day.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Mar 2018

Treasures podcast ep 1: The first and finest gallery in the land

Step inside the Westpac Long Gallery – home of 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Mar 2018

baya-ngara: read/speak knowledge

Native Legends is considered the earliest published piece of writing by an Aboriginal author.

By: Nathan Sentance, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Mar 2018